Annual CHaD HERO raises more than $700,000 for critical child and family support services

Kid HERO Owen Zak
Kid HERO Owen Zak, from Lebanon, NH, hands out participation medals at the October 15 CHaD HERO event.

A record-breaking 3,100 participants, sponsors and donors descended on the Dartmouth Green in Hanover on Sunday, October 15, for the 18th annual CHaD HERO. This community event provides funding for critical child and family support services at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD) and throughout the Dartmouth Health Children’s system.

“Being a hospital and healthcare system in New England means being of the community and for the community, today is absolutely one of the best examples of this,” Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and president of Dartmouth Health shared during the opening ceremony. “By running, walking and volunteering with us, our community shows us the support for the role we play and for the critical care we provide to children and families across our region.”

Since its inception, the CHaD HERO has raised almost $10 million to support children and families at Dartmouth Health Children’s who receive expert, compassionate care and benefit from the latest discoveries in child health research.

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About Dartmouth Health Children's

Dartmouth Health Children's is the only comprehensive pediatric healthcare system in the region. Fully integrated in Dartmouth Health and anchored for more than 30 years by Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD)—in Lebanon, NH—Dartmouth Health Children's promotes health, advances knowledge, and delivers the best patient and family-centered care for infants, children, and adolescents across New Hampshire and Vermont. Dartmouth Health Children's conducts groundbreaking research and educates the next generations of health professionals as the primary pediatric partner of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Highly skilled and collaborative child health professionals provide care in multiple settings across the region. Outpatient specialty visits and same-day surgery services are available at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester. Primary care appointments in general pediatrics are available at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics in Bedford, Concord, Lebanon, Manchester and Nashua, NH and Bennington, VT; as well as at Dartmouth Health members: Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Cheshire Medical Center, New London Hospital and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.